The highly contested Budget Statement and Economic Policy covering the year 2022 has proven to be stubborn since it has created a lot of controversies in the political environment of Ghana. Not only that, it has also paved way for aggressive negotiations and competitive alignment of goals between the two giant parties. While members of the various media houses often times focus on reporting what is being said by the actors of this budget, some young people continue to table hot and intellectual debates on social media, and other vibrant in-person platforms.
Initially, the members of the National Democratic Congress were entrenched in their position to kick strongly against the e-levy in the budget. This was a prudent step because they had a vehement believe that should this item be implemented, the ordinary Ghanaian will be overburdened since on their part, it conspicuously means double taxing Ghanaians.
However, the table seems to have been turned now as the Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu is toeing a path that will eventually make Ghanaians lose confidence in them. Already, most Ghanaians are practically against the inclusion of the e-levy in the 2022 Budget so they were optimistic that at least the Minority Caucus will fight for them. It clearly appears that Iddrisu is betraying the party, and paving way for the opponents to hit them severely. He boldly said: "A week ago, we said no we won't accept e-levy but having listened to officials in government, including the Minister of Finance, I am convinced to accept a departure from original no to accepting a one percent e-levy."
Things have not spoilt yet; the leadership of NDC can approach him, and bring him on track prevent further harm from being caused.
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